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Matt VandeBerg
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Matt VandeBerg

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brandon, S.D.

High School:
Brandon Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
08/01/1993

01/02/2015

Iowa vs. Tennessee Postgame Notes

Iowa (7-6) lost to Tennessee (7-6), 45-28, today at the TaxSlayer Bowl.

09/15/2014

Game Notes: Iowa at Pitt

Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU

10/05/2013

Michigan State Sours Iowa's Homecoming

Spartans down Hawkeyes, 26-14, Saturday inside Kinnick Stadium

09/07/2013

Iowa Rushes Past Missouri State, 28-14

Hawkeyes rush for 296 yards, gain 489 yards of total offense

12/26/2013

Outback Bowl Team Dinner

The Iowa Hawkeyes enjoy a team dinner hosted by Outback Steakhouse Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in Tampa.

12/25/2013

First Outback Bowl practice in Tampa

The Hawkeye football team held their first practice in Tampa today and former Hawkeye Adrian Clayborn stopped by.

10/05/2013

Iowa vs Michigan State 10-5-13

Iowa hosts Michigan State at Kinnick Stadium for the Hawkeyes Homecoming game.

10/05/2013

Michigan State at Iowa

Michigan State at Iowa Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker

Hawk-Item - - One of four true freshmen to see action in 2013.

2014 - - Academic All-Big Ten.

2014 - - Saw action in 12 games, with one start . . . recorded 14 receptions for 256 yards and one touchdown, along with averaging 6.8 yards on 12 punt returns and 18 yards on two KO returns . . . saw action in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . had three punt returns for 21 yards and 32 yards on two KO returns vs. UNI . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 18 yards vs. BSU, along with one punt return for 12 yards . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no receptions . . . started at wide receiver in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . one reception for 44 yards came on first scoring drive in the first quarter . . . did not see action in 24-10 win at Purdue due to injury . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one reception for three yards as offense gained 426 yarsds total offense . . . returned to action in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . one reception for three yards vs. Indiana . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, but had no statistics as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . collected career-bests with five receptions for 90 yards vs. Northwestern . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . three punt returns for 11 yards at Illinois . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin as offense gained 412 yards total offense against top-ranked defense in the nation . . . three receptions for 67 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, recording three punt returns for 32 yards . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . two receptions for 34 yards vs. Tennessee, including 18-yard scoring reception for first career touchdown . . . also gained five yards on one punt return.

2013 - - Saw action in 11 games, with two starts . . . eight receptions for 59 yards in first season . . . saw first action of career in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 17 yards in first career game, with a long of nine yards vs. Missouri State . . . did not see action in 27-21 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, but had no statistics as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording career-bests with four receptions for 36 yards . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, recording one reception for six yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 win over Michigan for first career start, recording one reception for no yards as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, but had no statistics.

High school honors - - Earned elite all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . also first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career - - helped prep team finish as state runner-up as a senior with an 11-1 record . . . holds record for longest interception return (105 yards) and interceptions in a season (nine) . . . also holds school records for career receptions (136) and season (18) and career (35) receiving touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . recorded 65 receptions for 1,080 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, along with seven interceptions on defense . . . returned three interceptions for touchdowns, including two returns of over 100 yards . . . 67 receptions for 1,081 yards as a junior, along with nine interceptions . . . recorded 47 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore, with six pass receptions for 200 yards . . . three-year football letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, while also returning punts and KO . . . also competed in track (sprints, long jump, triple jump).

Personal - - Born 8/01/94 in Tucson, Ariz. . . . sports management major . . . mother is Mindy Pownell . . . member of National Honor Society . . . high school coach was Chad Garrow.

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